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  • Scotland’s dental crisis: New data shows all parties need to act as inequalities widen

    The British Dental Association Scotland has called on all political parties to set out an effective response to the crisis facing dentistry as new data reveals the collapse in attendance during the COVID pandemic.

    Date: 23 February 2021

    Scotland’s dental crisis: New data shows all parties need to act as inequalities widen


  • BDA NI welcomes £1.5m boost to ventilation

    The British Dental Association Northern Ireland has welcomed the £1.5 million boost to dentistry announced today by the Department of Health

    Date: 19 February 2021

    BDA NI welcomes £1.5m boost to ventilation


  • Scottish Government must avoid 'Two-Tier' support for dental students

    The British Dental Association Scotland is seeking urgent clarification from the Scottish Government, following news that final year students at Aberdeen have been told they will not be eligible for financial support after delays to their graduation.

    Date: 16 February 2021

    Scottish Government must avoid 'Two-Tier' support for dental students


  • Safety net delivered for dental students as 2021 graduation deferred

    The British Dental Association Scotland has welcomed action from the Scottish Government in response to its call to support dental undergraduates who face having to repeat a year owing to COVID disruption.

    Date: 12 February 2021

    Safety net delivered for dental students as 2021 graduation deferred


  • Dentists: Fluoridation offers ‘theoretical’ benefits without up-front investment

    The BDA has warned that moves spelt out in today’s White Paper to enable greater uptake of water fluoridation must be supported by capital investment, and form part of a joined-up approach to support services and wider public health programmes if England is going to avoid an oral health crisis.

    Date: 11 February 2021

    Dentists: Fluoridation offers ‘theoretical’ benefits without up-front investment


  • MP says UK’s leading chain ‘prioritising routine check-ups over urgent care’

    The BDA has responded to claims made by Judith Cummins MP today that MyDentist, the UK’s leading dental chain, has instructed dentists to focus on routine check-ups over urgent care in order to achieve the NHS targets recently imposed by government.

    Date: 09 February 2021

    MP says UK’s leading chain ‘prioritising routine check-ups over urgent care’


  • Healthwatch Report: An access crisis that won't be solved by targets

    The BDA has urged the government to engage with the latest evidence from Healthwatch England, warning the huge barriers facing patients requiring urgent NHS care will only increase unless Ministers change course on targets.

    Date: 08 February 2021

    Healthwatch Report: An access crisis that won't be solved by targets


  • NHS pension secured for prison dentists

    The British Dental Association has appealed to all dentists who have undertaken prison dentistry to claim their entitlements, following confirmation they will now have access to the NHS pension scheme.

    Date: 03 February 2021

    NHS pension secured for prison dentists


  • ​Dentistry in Scotland at risk, as dental schools face uncertain future

    The British Dental Association has urged the Scottish Government to provide a clear safety net to protect students, universities and the future of patient care, as questions emerge of whether Scotland’s dental schools will graduate classes in 2021.

    Date: 02 February 2021

    ​Dentistry in Scotland at risk, as dental schools face uncertain future


  • ‘DIY dentistry’ – kit sales surge reflects choices made by government

    The British Dental Association has said the surge in sales of DIY dental kits reflect the policies adopted by government since the first lockdown, and stressed the targets imposed on 1 January will be incompatible with addressing the urgent backlog of cases.

    Date: 01 February 2021

    ‘DIY dentistry’ – kit sales surge reflects choices made by government


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